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Infectious Diseases (Quarantine Precautions)

Volume 155: debated on Monday 26 June 1922

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asked the Home Secretary whether the quarantine precautions against the introduction of smallpox, plague, and other infectious and contagious diseases in human kind are still enforced in the case of citizens of His Majesty's Dominions overseas, as well as in the case of foreigners?

The Quarantine Acts were repealed in 1896. The measures now adopted for preventing the introduction of infectious disease into this country are based on the provisions of international conventions, and no distinction is made between persons of British and foreign nationality.